Amber perfumes typically have a base of labdanum, benzoin, and vanilla, sometimes with a balsamic note added for extra warmth. They tend to be powdery, full of depth, and natural amber blends are particularly soft and soothing. Because of amber’s coziness, I thought I preferred it in the colder winter months. Enter Patyka’s Ambré to shift my thinking. This is an amber of a different sort. Light and glowing, without a hint of powder that I can sense. It’s entirely seasonless.
It begins with bergamot, which initially was disorienting to me. I was not expecting a citrus blast when I sprayed a perfume named “Amber”. Luckily, Patyka’s bergamot is gorgeous and vibrant. I now look forward to Ambré’s initial lively, green greeting. The citrus settles quickly though, making way for a simple but elegant vanilla/woodsy blend.
The creamy vanillic quality of Ambré is sublime. It melds into the skin effortlessly and is quite sensual. The woody aspect in Ambré is very subtle thankfully, as I would not want the cuddly vanilla to be overpowered. I perceive the woods as mainly sandalwood, mixed with the sweet, almost earthy/nutty quality of tonka bean. This gives Ambré’s vanilla solid footing as a smooth skin-scent rather than a gourmand. Because of their simple elegance, Patyka’s perfumes are beautiful when layered together. I will report my findings after I spend more time experimenting with these gorgeous fragrances. I have a good feeling about an Ambré and Boise blend.
Patyka grows its own organic ingredients and its products are certified organic by ECOCERT. In addition, Patyka’s products do not contain any petroleum, silicone, PEGs, parabens, or phenoxyethanol. They are available at Patykausa.com for $98 for a 50ml bottle or $59 for a 15ml bottle.
UPDATE! According to the SpiritBeauyLounge website, “Patyka is undergoing some company restructuring and has temporarily halted distribution in the US. What we have left is all we’ve got but expect to see the entire range to return early 2010 with even more wonderful products!”
You might want to wait until things are settled before you place an order with Patyka directly while they go through this transition. The relaunch will probably happen in July. I’ll keep you posted!
Posted by ~Trish
8 thoughts on “Patyka Organic Perfume: Ambré”
Trish, that was a lovely description of the different nuances of amber perfumes. I love earthy/green fragrances and can’t get enough of scents with vetiver, patchouli and ambers. I will definitely try this one out when it becomes available. Your review made be want to know more about Patyka.
Thanks so much! I will be anxious to see how their relaunch goes. I hope nothing changes about Ambré in the process though.
This one sounds quite captivating!!!! ANOTHER must try, from Trish 😉 I appreciate all this ‘hard work’ you go through to keep us enlightened 🙂
As they say….someone’s gotta do it! 😉
Hola soy de Argentina y me gustaría saber como hago para poder comprar el perfume, ya que gracias a Trynew perfumes me llegó una muestra de Ambre y me gustó mucho. Se puede realizar la compra por mail.
Muchas gracias, saluda atte.. Laura.